The Dubai Mall Medical Centre, the flagship healthcare centre of Emaar Healthcare Group, is marking World Stroke Day, with a health check-up for all visitors on October 31, 2010. From 8am to 12noon, visitors to the medical centre can check their cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI for free. Special cubicles have been set up for registration and the subsequent tests.
World Stroke Day, marked on October 29, aims to enhance awareness on the importance of stroke, which is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. Every year some 6 million die from stroke. The condition can be managed by being physically active, avoiding obesity through a healthy diet and exercise, limiting alcohol consumption, avoiding smoking and learning to recognize stroke signals and taking action.
The campaign at The Dubai Mall Medical Centre will help visitors to identify their key risk factors including blood pressure and cholesterol.
For more information, please call 800919 or visit www.tdmmc.com